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2010 ALERTS  
December 29, 2010

New pain drug trails halted; Justice Department accuses Mayo Clinic of falsely billing Medicare; read more…

December 22, 2010

Using a computer to fight Medicare abuse; Confidentiality cloaks Medicare abuse; Congress exempts doctors from “Red Flags” rule; read more…

December 15, 2010

Wash. State Health Technology Assessment slams IPM; Court strikes at health law; Doctors voice frustration with insurer preauthorization requirements; read more…

December 8, 2010 Senate to take up 1-year Medicare physician pay patch; IOM takes first step in defining essential health benefits; HHS spells out final medical-loss ratio rules; read more…
December 1, 2010

Congress puts off cuts to doctor Medicare program; Federal District Judge rules in Favor of Healthcare Reform; New Florida law delays regulation of pill mills; read more…

November 24, 2010

Medicare Physician Reimbursement Cut Delayed Again; Drug Maker Agrees to Withdraw Pain Pills from Market; read more…

November 17, 2010

Drastic Doc Fix Proposed by Federal Debt Commission; Medicare Opt-Out Provision Triggers Scope-of-Practice Debate; Money Woes Move Docs to Sign Deals; read more…

Nobember 10, 2010 CMS Final Rule to cute 2011 Medicare Pay for Physicians, But Temporary Fix Is On the Way; FDA Working to Prevent Radiation Overdoses During CT; read more…
November 3, 2010

Health Benefits appear on Rise; Alabama Medicaid Drug Formula Could Be Model for Other States; California Nurse Anesthetists Can Practice Independently, Judge Rules; read more…

October 27, 2010

AL Board of Medical Licensure promises IPM scope of practice regs; Key tax  breaks at panel looks at cuts; read more…

October 20, 2010

Medical liability claims information survey results released; Doctors draw payments from drug companies; Health insurance mandate clears legal hurdle; read more…

October 13, 2010

Fourth Quarter NCCI; County shuts down alleged pill mill; Pfizer buying King Pharmaceuticals; read more…

October 6, 2010

 Do you know your specialty designation? Here’s how; Nurses’ push for bigger role get powerful ally; Doctors, patients use smartphones but can’t make mobile connection; read more…

September 29, 2010

House Passes NASPER Reauthorization; Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Jeopardy; read more…

September 23, 2010 House Passes NASPER Reauthorization; breaking news...
September 22, 2010

Successful resolution of the TriCare Issues: Coverage restored for cervical and lumber facet joint denervation and thoracic epidurals; ASIPP launched YouTube site; HHS pumps up fraud prevention efforts; read more…

September 16, 2010

Successful Resolution of the TRICARE Issues: Coverage Restored for Cervical and Lumbar Facet Joint Denervation, and Thoracic Epidurals; the breaking news

September 15, 2010

 

APS pro-con lecture Presentations now available; Drug makers hold too much influence over doctors’ decisions, Health Reform Amendment thrown off Florida ballot; read more…

September 8, 1010

APS Pro-Con lecture presentations available; Botox maker settles case for $600 million; SJC backs doctor on patient confidentiality; read more…

September 1, 2010

New Jersey anesthesiologist charged with conspiring to sell prescription drugs; EMR guidelines spell out state help for doctors; read more…

August 25, 2010

OIG Posts Reports on Inappropriate Medicare Payments for Transforaminal Epidurals, DEA to Host ‘Take-Back’ of Prescription Drugs’ ; read more...

August 18, 2010

State OKs tool to detect prescription drug abuse; Feds target doctors who miscode Medicare Part B place of service; Medical liability: 61% of doctors have been sued: read more…

August 11, 2010

GAO finds gaps in CMS review of managed care rates; Pay practices in Health care are investigated; read more… read more...

August 4, 2010

Single-question drug screening urged; Move to restrict pain killers puts onus on doctors; FDA moves toward tighter medical device oversight; read more…

July 28, 2010

Florida ABIPP diplomats granted approval to advertise; FDA panel opposes plan to tighten use of painkillers; CA leads radiation dose; read more…

July 21, 2010

Justice Dept. charges 94 with Healthcare fraud; Senate presses CMS to prevent 2.9 percent cut to hospitals; Opinion: Medicare needs systematic remedies; read more…

July 14, 2010

AMA losing clout on Hill; Dr. Frank Falco named to CPT Advisory Committee; Study finds physician- patient e-mail improves quality; read more…

July 7, 2010

NCCI 3rd quarter updates: Washington court dumps notice for malpractice lawsuits; Obama bypassing senate for new Medicare Chief; read more…

June 30, 2010

Congress raises Medicare doctor pay by 2.2% through November; Experts urge reform of global drug policy; Texas physician charged with healthcare fraud; read more…

June 23, 2010 Senate passes six-month SGR fix; Indiana anesthesiologist charged with healthcare fraud and unlawful drug distribution; physicians turn to online communications; read more…
June 16, 2010

CMS extends hold on physician claims through thursday; GAO gives Medicare five ways to prevent fraud, waste; FDA releases risk summaries for newer drugs; read more…

June 9, 2010

Study: Infection control at surgery centers; Registry data point to diclofenac as deadliest NSAID; the doctor’s in-box;

June 2, 2010

Physician anger rises over Congress’ failure to meet “doc fix” deadline; Patient data breaches are soaring; FDA warns against contaminated IV antibiotics; read more…

May 26, 2010

Experts: ‘Doc Fix’ a Budget Band-Aid; FDA Approves Intranasal NSAID; read more…

May 19, 2010

FDA: Bad Ad Program to Help Health Care Providers Detect, Report Misleading Drug Ads; Lexi-Comp Awarded $10M contract as Drug Information Provider for Military; read more…

May 12, 2010

New Rules Plan More Limits on Pain Clinics; Medicare Pay: SGR Fatigue;

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May 5, 2010

Is Transparency a Price of Reform?; Nation Prescription Drug Database Slowly Becoming Reality; Film Addresses Phantom Limb Pain; read more…

April 28, 2010

Medicare Pay Cut Stopped Again; Patient Safety, Quality Experts Hope Reform Delivers Improvements; HIPAA Regulations Will Come Next Month; read more…

April 21, 2010

More doctors are prescribing medicines online; Safety on the syllabus: Patient safety becoming part of medical education; JAMA urges journals to toughen data review:

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April 14, 2010

Oklahoma Passes Interventional Pain Management and Treatment Act; Doctor Shortage? 28 States May Expand Nurses’ Role; CMS Issues Sanctions Against Aetna; more…

April 7, 2010

CMS Tells Contractors to Delay Doc Payments for 10 Days; CCI Second Quarter Updates Released; FDA Approves New Version of OxyContin Intended to Thwart Abuse; more…

March 31, 2010

DEA Proposed Regs for E-prescribing Scheduled Drugs; Common Mechanisms of Drug Abuse and Obesity, more…

March 24, 2010

House Passes Bill to Delay Physician pay Cut; With Senate ‘Fixes’ Bill, GOP Sees Last Chance to change Health Care Reform; more...

March 17, 2010

Health Care Fiasco: Obama, Pelosi, and Reid Care; Physicians Step-up Protests Against Medicare Cuts; Stricter Training Urged for Imaging, Radiation; more…

March 10, 2010

Senate inches closer to delay of physician pay cut; Commentary: Health care’s obstacle – No will to cut; Slowly, states are lessening limits on Marijuana; more…

March 3, 2010

Senate Delays Doc Pay Cut for 30 Days; Obama Calls for ‘Up or Down” Vote on Heath care; More…

February 24, 2010

Obama Leaves Public Option Out of Reform Plan; CA Doctors Sue to Ensure Nurse Anesthetists are Supervised;

February 17, 2010

L.A. County Slashes Doctors’ Reimbursement Rate; No Longer Waiting for Feds, States Jumpstart Health Reform; more…

February 10, 2010 Documentation for Dummies and Cadaver Course offered in April; FDA To Require Medical Imaging Firms To Redesign Equipment; more...
February 3, 2010 Medicare 'doc fix' may cost $200B ;  Abstract and Poster Session Registration Form Now Avaiable; more...
January 27, 2010

Health Reform Would Spend $5B to Create High-Risk Pools for Uninsurable; Information regarding Calendar Year 2010; more...

January 20, 2010 ASIPP Haiti Relief Fund; Brown's Senate Win Could Upset Health Care Reform; read more...
January 13, 2010

CMS Agrees Not to Eliminate Fluoroscopy Coverage for Epidurals; Abstract and Poster Session Deadline Set; Labor Campaigns Against Tax on Health Plans; read more…

January 6, 2010 Results from 2008 National Survey on Drug and Health; NCCI Update; Minnesota Implements NASPER; read more…
   

 

 


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